After many, many months in thier  super-secret development lab Quest have now released the first public beta version of their Database Schema Provider (DSP) delivering  Oracle database support in Visual Studio Team System 2010 (Beta1) !

With this you can develop Qracle schema, PL SQL, stored procedures, triggers and more right from within Visual Studio. What's more this work can all be done off-line, deployed to various servers even if they have different versions of the database, and all work can be stored under Team Foundation Server source code control along with the rest of your applicaiton.....   Finally your DBAs can work as part of the development team !

The public beta is now available on TeamFuze.net – make sure that you visit Microsoft’s site for more information on their public beta of Visual Studio Team System 2010 since you’ll need to have that running in order to try out Project Fuze.

Beta participation is free and open to anyone. However, in order to make the software actually useful to you, Quest need to hear back from you about the things you like as well as the things you don’t like. So please join the forums and post often!

Quest have recorded a video demonstration of how to use Project Fuze inside of Visual Studio Team System 2010. In it they cover creating a new Oracle database project, importing your schema, managing and altering objects, comparing your changes to the live schema and deploying them back to the database. Don’t forget to bookmark our YouTube playlist for future video updates.

Terry Clancy